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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

t7 r trIt t c f r BLUE ftRASS BLADE u h n I Volume XVI Number 50 LEXINGTON KY APRIL 5 igo8 Published Weekly 4I u n 4 I DEVOTED TO PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT = C = = = I I A B BENNETT 91 I a IiNEEnland Freethinker and Writer

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

l II f 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE I o AB BENNETT M y MN H ww wN w wN w w w N N w N M w M wM M N wM M M MMw wM N M Mw M MM M M MM MMMMM I From time Immemorial the cause of Freethought has been able to boast a number of active workers Many do not get Into the limelight of public knowledge but there exists a mighty host of men and women who for years have boldly faced orthodoxy In Its every shape and form and have never hesi tated to strike a blow for mental freedom whenever an oppor tunity presented Itself Among the latter may be found the subject of this sketch Well may It be said that by their fruits shall yo know them and judged by his fruits A B Bennett of Norwalk Connecticut stands today in the front ranks of the valiant army of Freethought A B Bennett Is a product of American country life In his veins flows the blood of the revolutionary fathers He comes of a sturdy Scotch and English stock which gave him that Indomitable will and courage that enabled him to work con stantly for improve...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

i ff I I BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I I 1 e NNHHNNNHNHNNNNNNNHNHNHHNNHNHH + + Persistence of Superstition I y HN1H1 NN4 HNNHNNNNHHN NHNNNNNNH e The Destroyer of Government and the Great Highway that Leads to the Graveyards of Nations By Dr J T Bowles It Is the paramount duty of every good man and every good woman to labor un ceasingly to drive superstition from the brain of their fellow men It has filled the whole world with crime and sorrow and It still poisons all the fountains and all the springs of life In all the history of the ancient world not a single government was Instituted among men that it did not destroy and on the surface of the globe today In the bright morning of the twentieth century there Is not a single government controlled by the priests of superstition that Is not rapidly speeding along the highway that leads to the graveyard of nations It has always filled the sky with mon strous gods and It has always filled the thrones of earth with heartless tyrants and between th...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

4 BLUE GRASS BLADE NNN HNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN t 1 Lot His Family and Angel Visitors Y 4 t 1111 1111 1111 1111 10 to 1111o 111111 t 3MH W N N v 3HNHHHg3MH As the Ways of God are not the Ways of Man it Is for the Preachers to Explain this Salacious Story lUy Ononon CHAPTER IX 1 Lot cntertalncth two angels 4 The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness 12 Lot is sent for safety In to the mountains 18 He obtaineth leave to go Into Zoar 24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed 26 Lots wife is a pillar of salt 30 Lot dwelleth in a cave 31 The Incestuous origin of Moab and Ammon AmmonThe i The foregoing Is the heading of the chapter named As the Blade may not hive space to give the whole chapter the reference is made In order that investiga tors may read It for themselves This episode of Lot and his daughters Is a preface to the salacious tales that the good Book from time to time serves to its readers It puzzles the clergy to explain why such stories are given and all they can say Is ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

1 IJ I J Y II BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 I r + + l I iena = g ule of St John I = N N H H N N N H N H N H N N H N N N H H N H N N H H N N N y yy yy yy y I TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT + + + + + + + + + + + + iTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT I How the Seven Angels were Given Vials Filled with the Wrath of god and Other Things l lily E Lewis We who are not saints or divine might 1think that the winepress caper would close I gods menagerie and satisfy Johns curiosity for extravagant sightseeing but not so for John saw In heaven great and marvelous wonders seven angels having the seven last plagues in seven vials for In them is filled up the wrath of god then John saw that the temple of the tabernacle In heaven was opened so that ho could seo what was going on up there and the seven angels came out of the temple having the seven plagues and one of tho four beasts gave to the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of god and the temple was full of smoke from the glory of god so that no man could enter into It and ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

T 6BLUE GRASS BLADE tJ NN N HNHNNNH HHHHNNNHNHH = = Current Comment on Public Events r Ax y 0 f 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 O 0 9 + O O J O 4 O i = N N N N N H N W H N N H H N H N N N N N H N N H N N H H N TTTT RELIGION AND SEX Strange is it not the excesses to which religious impumkb will Itad men and wo muii especially women Start any sort of a tad no matter what Its demands may be upon license or indulgence sanctify It with Urn name of orthodox religion put some god or some Christ behind it and it goes like hot cakes All sorts of religious fads are springing up They are known by I divers and sundry names The latest and I must startling is one known as the Limit I less Life sect which has been running in Denver led by a Negro Rev Alzamou Ira Lucas While there might have been something attractive in the name yet the reported strange doings of the sect are sullicient to repel any selfrespecting wo man and any decent minded man The idea of a life without limit supposing that It can bo had here and...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 gan should go In the church In spite ot the denunciations of the evangelist It went in The antis declared that it should go out It went out Back and forth in and out went that troublesome organ As a lust resort the antis by stealth laid rough hands on the instrument and the next morning the women found that the organ for which they had tolled and la bored occupied an uninviting position in a coal shed and tile traditional bull in a China shop was as nothing compared to what followed The progressives backed by the women were not to be outdone and it is reported that one moonlight night willing hands went to work and the or gan was rescued from the shed carried back Into the church and securely fastened to the floor by large strong staples and a guard was left over it Threats of ar rest were now made if any further attempt was made to dislodge it and the latest report is that the organ is safe And this is religion aye the Christian religion too Both sides claim to b...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

kWi 8 BLUE GRASS BLADE BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 1906 JAMES E HUGHESEdltor and Publisher 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 150 per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 110 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 60 cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or four insertions 100 six months 500 one year 800 Quarter column single one Insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger adver tisements at special rates upon application The publishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of the term ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

I BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 friends it is up to you This is a busy season of the year with many but it costs just the same to get the Blade out and a few minutes spent in its be half will never be missed RELIGION AND INSANITY Religion is now held to be an anti dote for insanity Instead of being an efficient cause it is actually declared to be a cure and more preventive Never was a statement made more at variance with fact than one tJlint ap peared in the Western Christian Ad vocate of Cincinnati accredited to one Dr A B Richardson who is re ported to have considerable experience with those mentally unsound Ac cording to the published account he has said among other things The good cheer bright hopes rich consolations and glad songs of religion are such an antidote for the causes of insanity that thousands of people in Ohio are preserved from insanity by them But for religion the capacity of hospitals would have to be doubled in patientsIf If Dr Richardson ever made such a statement we pity...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

BLADEI 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL We cannot tire of the subject I Its importance should appeal to every friend of humanity l At the risk of being deemed guilty of repetition we again make reference to the School for the sake of getting all our readers interested in it Attention is directed to the letter of praise and commendation from S F Benson of Pierson Iowa a stalwart Freethinker and friend of Humanitys cause He is an old warrior who has fought in the trenches and contributed of his means His testimony ought to have great weight The object of the School is first to teach the elementary principles of modern science aided by philosophy that its pupils may be able to teach others the beautiful harmony of the universe universeThere There are comparatively few people who can really understand and ap preciate the wondrous beauty the might whole of the universe and yet the knowledge that will enable thous ands to acquire such enjoyment is laid at the door of your hom...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

i BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 Arc you ready and willing now to help 1 Are you able to grasp the scope of the work we have undertaken Do you realize what it means Than give us your help your assistance and sup port Do it now Delay is known t he dangerous Fill out the appliuation blank for membership in the School Get your friends to lo likewise Swell the roster to inaic it worthy the name and an honor to the causa it shall represent PAPAL DECREE Otf MARRIAGE Through the ministrations til Father James P Barry of St Pauls ttoman Catholic Church of this city Lexing ton we are given an interpretation of the recent Papal Decree concerning marriage the marriage relationship the issue thereof and the particular force of the decree as affecting chil dren horn of an issue wherein the con tracting parties arc not both of the Catholic faith but in case where ono parent is a Catholic and the other not a Catholic their progeny are hold to be illegitimate unless the marriage be solemnized at the altar of ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

s 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE = x Truth is God i y y A A uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uu T T T T lily Susan J Peck At the earnest request of several friends I send the lines which the type setter omitted from my last published article The eyes and the ears with their Intricate construction the hair protecting the brain all provided for mans comfort with nothing omitted And yet we are told We do not appreciate the goodness of God but we do appreciate the goodness and ability of mankind Mans ability to destroy the good effect of God Almightys work for mans comfort has been demon strated for many centuries through war and other equally savage means and even in his inventions man has but employed the principles already expressed ifl God Almightys work through Nature WHEN GOD SPOKE God Never Spoke Julius M Parker Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return The baron Gen III 19 The men have founded every church except the Christian Science church and they must have found the society that teaches the truth...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 o HgMM M > > yx IY Cbc Blades Correspondence f X r r nT rSr ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS ELIZA MOWRY BLIVENHave written you personally It Is as we thought there Is so little difference between us that we are practically grinding on the same subject N F GRISWOLDWe are delighted to hear from so valued a friend Pamphlets as directed Thanks S F BENSON Your splendid letter In praise of the school Is so appreciated that we have made a display of It to encourage others The Idea seems to have taken very well and agreeing with you we believe It can be made the nucleus for a powerful organization In the future In any event it will have an educational basis which ex isting Freethought bodies do not possess WILLIAM H COXBravo You have done splendidly No censure or complaint Is coming your way from us On the con i trary we have only praise and admiration for one who is doing so nobly by the Blade Thanks for your great Interest in our wel fare We shall strive to Justify eve...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

14 BLUE GRASS BLADE + + 1OUR FINAL REST X + + + + + + + + + + By Buckeye Just beyond the surging sea There Is rest for you and me Where from storms of pain and sorrow We forever shall be free Myriads have gained the part Of that perfect rest resart And I feel us for us That our time at sea Is short We find naught upon the earth Tween the points of death and birth Counting every ray of sunshine I Reckoning all the Joy and mirth That will prove a counterpoise I For the trouble death destroys O the graves sweet blissful silence Not the echo of a noise Fellow mariners oft say In a sad regretful way Life is like a warming vapor Or a fleeting summer day But for us tis long enough For the voyage Is so rough Not a league our bark has traversed Without meeting with some rebuff Though the waves are rolling high And black clouds oerspread the sky Still we have the consolation That the harbor now is nigh And the rest lifes end will bring Should Inspire our tongues to sing The grave gives us a v...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

oaoo wrri BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 Scientific and Philosophical Correspondence School One Year 10 in advance Three Years 25 in advance JAflES E HUGHES Hanager JOHN R CHARLESWORTH Instructor LEXINGTON KENTUCKY I Established for the Purpose of giving Instruction in the Fundamental Principles of Science and the Philosophy of Secularism and Freethought by Comparative Studies as between them and Theology and Orthodox Systems Based on Creed and Formula Learn to Free Yourself from Superstitions I stitions Chains Refuse to be a Mental Slave and be Able to Give a Reason for the Faith that is in You School will open about July 1 1908 or as soon as 100 pupils are enrolled Educate yourself to become a teacher in Liberal ideas T TIE object of the school is to offer in con den el form what may be called a compre i hensive course of studies in natural science natural philosophy secular and sacred his tory theology and ecclesiasticism witha view of enabling the student to form a rela tive and comparativ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 5 April 1908

1 BLUE GRASS BLADE fOUR GOOD WAYS BY WHICH TO PUSH THE BLADE We want our subscribers and friends to make us a promise that they will do what they can to swell the Blades circulation We are not going to ask anything impossible anything difficult anything expen sive We want to put before you a plan that is easy and capable and give us a much larger field for our operations against the superstitions and myths of orthodoxy Below four plans are suggested for the perusal of all our readers Special importance is placed upon Suggestion No1 MS we believe it furnishes the key for a solution of the problem before us If you agree with this plan just sign the blank at the bottom of this page and mail it to us You do not have to pay until the money becomes due If all our readers would adopt this plan our circulation would be doubled before the present year expires Its cost is only an additional fifty cents added to your own subscription and if this proves successful we can reduce the subscription...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 12 April 1908

rv BLUE GRASS BLADE T Volume XVI Number 51 LEXINGTON KY APRIL 12 1908 Published Weekl DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 12 April 1908

a rc = I 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE J CHARLES BRADLAUGH Greater than titled monarch on jeweled throne greater than belted knight in plumage gay greater than he that taketh an empire was the subject of this brief sketch Alone singlehanded and penniless with all the power talent skill and wealth at the command of the British government Charles Bradlaugh met the representatives of that government defeated it and by his titanic intellectual strength and superior courage established what will be known in history as the era of freedom for the British press a consummation for which Richard Carlyle spent ten years in a prison It is impossible to find words In the whole range of human vocabulary that would be sufficiently expressive to describe the sterling character of this hero of Briishi secularism An avowed atheist he met and defeated allcomers and compelled both rec ognition and respect for himself and the cause for which he had so gallantly fought Charles Bradlaugh was born on the Lfith day of...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 12 April 1908

h f S BLUE GRASS BLADE I I N NNNN NNNNNHHHNNNHHNNNNNNNHH O Y y I i Thoughts on Death and a Future Life i I A AAAAAA 7V Wide Difference Between a Scientific Fact and a Theory Advanced by Theology Uy William H Cox Will it ever reveal itself to the mind of man 1 Is it something beyond the conception of the human brain t These are questions to which I have given long and serious thought I confess I do not know and I do not think any other man does know Wo all see death and have no positive proof of any life beyond death Then death seems to mo to end all The millions upon millions of the human family that have preceded us in death not a single one of them has come back to con firm life after death There are some peo pie who believe there is life after death That Is that the spirit lives beyond the death of tho body and they to confirm their theory cite us to tho Resurrection of Jesus after death They think they know exactly what death is but they only give us a superstitious theory to su...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 12 April 1908

JIll = r 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 N H N N N H H N N N N N H N N N H N N H N H N N N N N N N + y Like a Voice from the Dead i iy y y J N N H N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N H TI Beautiful Tribute to the Late Col Inger soil Found Among Effects of a Re cently Deceased Freethinker Written jy W H Tower Some time ago an unbeliever In evan gelical Christianity died at Fort Dodge Iowa and among his effects was found a splendid and eloquent tribute to the mem ory ot the late Coi Robert G Ingersoll which was given to the papers and dUlY published The author was William H over und the tribute was written In the declining years of his life showing that old age had not affected nls mind caused its activities to cease or impaired his men tality In his tribute he poured out the affection of a lifetime and left to the world f the most convincing proof of his loyalty to Freedom Even this compliment was paid him by I the Fort Dodge press which gave publica tion to his tribute Its authenticity Is wi...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
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